1997 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Poggio All'Oro Riserva
Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML

  • WS 96
  • IWC 91

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WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, May 2003
Blockbuster. Incredibly intense black cherry aromas with hints of mint and red licorice. It soon turns to flowers. Full-bodied and full-throttled with masses of tannins and concentrated fruit. Very extracted. Needs time... Blockbuster. Incredibly intense black cherry aromas with hints of mint and red licorice. It soon turns to flowers. Full-bodied and full-throttled with masses of tannins and concentrated fruit. Very extracted. Needs time still. Best after 2006. 5000 cases made. –JS
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, September 2003
Full bright ruby. Cherry liqueur coffee and exotic woodsmoke on the superripe nose. Big and chewy on the palate; a broad oaky wine with a strong impression of extract and plenty of personality. Flavors of crystallized red... Full bright ruby. Cherry liqueur coffee and exotic woodsmoke on the superripe nose. Big and chewy on the palate; a broad oaky wine with a strong impression of extract and plenty of personality. Flavors of crystallized red berries coffee and mocha. Finishes with huge tannins that avoid dryness. Very true to the vintage.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 1997

Winery

Castello Banfi

Castello Banfi, a family-owned wine estate in the Tuscany region, was founded in 1978 by Italian-American brothers, John and Harry Mariani.

The Banfi territory encompasses 7,100 acres of land in Montalcino, of which about one third is planted with Sangiovese, Moscadello and other notable varieties on extremely rich and uniform soils of clay and calcium.

Banfi Piedmont was founded with the acquisition of the historic Bruzzone winery. The holdings there extend between the towns of Novi Ligure and Acqui over an area of 124 acres of which 114 are under vine.

The Banfi vineyards in Bolgheri, located south of Castagneto Carducci, give life to the prized Aska, bringing together intensity, roundness and structure.

Banfi also manages 100 acres of specialized vineyard in Chianti which bequeaths wines that bring together structure, elegance, and typical Tuscan personality.